The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Eran Boar Inscription

Description

8 lines of text. Hall says the first line is considerably longer than the rest, but this is clearly wrong; the last line is, however, considerably shorter than the rest, and is aligned to the centre. The inscribed panel is just barely larger than the inscription. A vertical crack runs across the panel about 1/3 of its width from the right-hand side, damaging and destroying some characters.

Object Reference
Inscription URI
IN00099
Object URI
OB00090

Basic Metadata

Extent
83 cm width x 27 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, similar to %IN00045
Script size
1
Reigning Monarch
Toramāṇa
Date (min)
495
Date (max)
515
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 1 phālguna 10 (era: regnal, Toramāṇa). Basis of dating: intrinsic + reign of Toramāṇa.
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<l>jayati dharaṇy-uddharaṇe ghana-ghoṇāghāta-ghūrṇṇita-mahīddhraḥ</l>
</lg><lg n="cd" type="halfverse"><l>devo varhāha-mūrttis trailokya-mahā-gṛha-stambhaḥ</l>
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<l>phālguna-divase daśame| ity evaṃ rājya-varṣa-māsa-dinaiḥ</l>
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<lb n="5" />svayaṃvarayeva rājalakṣmyādhigatasya <space quantity="1" unit="character" /> catuḥ-samudra-paryanta-prathita-yaśasaḥ akṣīṇa-māna-<supplied evidence="previouseditor" reason="lost">dh</supplied>anasyāneka-śattru-samara-jiṣṇoḥ mahār<choice><sic>a</sic><corr>ā</corr></choice>ja-mātṛviṣṇoḥ
<lb n="6" />svar-ggatasya bhrātrānujena| tad-anuvidhāyinā tat-prasāda-parigṛhītena<unclear>|</unclear> dhanyaviṣṇunā tenaiva <supplied reason="lost">sa</supplied><unclear>hā</unclear>vibhakta-puṇya-kkriyeṇa mātā-pittroḥ
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First noticed (with eye copy, transliteration and translation) in #Prinsep_1838c:631-633. Reading and translation revised in #Hall_1861b:20-22. Re-edited in #Fleet_1888. Summarised in #Trivedi_2001:22-23 (No. 9.) The Varāha sculpture and its surroundings are described in #ASIR_10: 82-83. The boar itself is discussed at length in #Becker_2010.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
36
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1877
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.55
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
357
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